On October 18, from 7-8:30pm, I will teach Writing for Teens. This class is for adults who are interested in writing for middle grade and young adults. Not only will I talk about the market but we'll also brainstorm for ideas. Come ready to learn and write! On October 25, from 4-5:30pm, I will teach a fiction writing class for middle schoolers. No experience is necessary for either class. Both of these will be taught through the Lexington Continuing Education Department in Lexington, MA. Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98220957/LCE%202012%20Autumn%20Catalog.pdf
Also, on Saturday, October 20, I will be one of five workshop presenters at New England SCBWI's ENCORE! 2012. This is a huge honor as I'll be presenting with Mitali Perkins, Jo Knowles, Mark Peter Hughes and Cindy Faughnan. Can you believe this line up? Each of us originally presented our workshops at last spring's NE SCBWI conference in Springfield. I'm so happy that they asked me to return this year!
For this event, NE-SCBWI teams with the Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature (ASTAL) at Rhode Island College in Providence. The registration fee of $50 includes a continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch.
For information: http://www.nescbwi.org/2012/08/encore-2012.php